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Bricklaying Apprentice Coughlan Brickworks Ltd

Coughlan Brickworks are looking for Bricklaying apprentice to join their busy team based in Torquay.

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Closing date: 20 Mar 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £172.00

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Normal working hours of Monday-Friday with times to be confirmed. However working times may change depending on site location.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    30 months

  • Possible start date

    31 Mar 2022

  • Date posted

    01 Dec 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001798024

  • Positions

    1 available

Throughout your apprenticeship you will be taught the skills and knowledge you need to know to successfully complete the qualification.

The successful apprentice will learn how to use all the specialist hand tools, machinery and power tools associated with this role. You will need to show attention to detail when cutting and aligning brickwork and slabs. You will be shown how to use all the power tools and specialised cutting equipment safely and correctly by a qualified member their team. Along with this, you will be preparing mortar by hand and by mixer, setting out work areas and some manual lifting.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

The successful candidate will be keen to succeed, reliable and hardworking. You will have the ability to cope with the physical demands of the role and be able to use your own initiative.

You will have good communications skills and be able to work as part of a team and take instructions.

Personal qualities

You must be reliable and motivated to work within the construction industry and undertake nationally recognised qualifications. You will have good time keeping skills as construction workers are on-site early in the morning. In order to be successful you will will be physically fit due to the nature of the role.

Desired qualifications

No formal qualifications are required for the position, however a keen interest in construction and willingness to succeed are essential.

Future prospects

On completion of your level 2 apprenticeship with the company, an opportunity to apply for a full-time post may be offered to the right learner.


About the employer

Coughlan Brickworks are a Torquay based company who have a broad knowledge and expertise in brickwork for both housing developments and commercial developments throughout the southwest region. They have over 20 years experience and specialise in brick, block, stonework and refurbishments. They work to the highest standards in the construction industry and have a strong commitment to customer satisfaction.

Employer

Coughlan Brickworks Ltd

Address

22

St. Margarets Avenue

Torquay

TQ1 4LW

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Training

Training provider

Skills Group

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Skills to Group Ltd

Contact

Skills Group 01752 332442 enquiries@skillsgroupuk.com

The Apprenticeship includes:

  • Level 2 Bricklayer Standard
  • Construction Skills Health, Safety and Environment test – CSCS Test

As part of the apprenticeship programme, attendance is required at our Skills Group training centre for one day per week. All other aspects of the qualification will be delivered on-site by the employer. You will have regular visits every six to eight weeks from your designated Skills Group assessor, who will monitor your progress during your apprenticeship training.

Whilst at the Skills Group training centre, you will learn the necessary skills and gain experience to help you throughout your role. Part of your training will be knowledge and theory based, whilst the rest will be practical. You will develop your hand skills, carry out brick and block work, learn the correct use of specific tools, carry out pointing and learn mortar ratio mixes under the guidance of your assessor. Learning all these additional skills will benefit you on returning to the employer.

As an additional qualification you will also achieve your Emergency First Aid and Health and Safety Certificate, along with Internet Safety and Safeguarding.

As part of your apprenticeship Skills Group will also support you to complete your online CSCS test, which will enable you to apply for your CSCS Card. This shows that you are at the required competent level to carry out site work with the employer.

Apprenticeship standard

Bricklayer

Level 2 (GCSE)


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